Greater Anglia and Network Rail have joined forces to tackle autumn rail performance.
This includes fitting wheel slip protection (WSP) to Class 156s for the first time. The WSP project reduces the number of trains that are out of service with wheel flats (caused by sliding on fallen leaves).
GA is also funding the upgrade of sanding equipment on its Class 321 fleet, while other plans include additional track-cleaning equipment, vegetation clearance and targeting known problem areas. Some timetables have also been tweaked.
Six railhead treatment trains have also been deployed by NR. And a specially adapted Land Rover, known as a Sand Rover, cleans tracks on the Sudbury line.